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Wednesday's Area Weather: Summer officially begins Monday

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

The official start of summer is Monday, June 21. The summer solstice will take place at 6:28 a.m.

What is the summer solstice? The summer solstice is the moment of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is determined by when Earth's North Pole axis is tilted most directly toward the sun. When this is occurring in the Northern Hemisphere, the Earth's South Pole axis is tilted most directly away from the sun, which marks the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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For many the start of summer begins on Memorial Day Weekend. In the meteorological community the first day of summer arrives on June 1. We should have some summer weather for the first day of summer as temperatures should be in the upper 70s and lower 80s with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. I know many of you are hoping for some warmer temperatures as a good share of the month of June hasn't been real warm. Have a great weekend and enjoy the last days of spring!

WEATHER HISTORY

In 1992 a total of 27 tornadoes were reported across Minnesota, which is the most in a single day. Some communities that were badly damaged were Chandler, Lake Wilson, Clarkfield and Cokato. The total damage was 80 million dollars.

WEATHER FACTS

Air mass: A homogenous mass of air, the properties of which can be identified as having been established while the air was situated over a particular region of the earth's surface.

MINNESOTA

AT A GLANCE

Moorhead...Low 56...High 82

Duluth...Low 52... High 75

Morris...Low 55...High 80

Twin Cities...Low 61...High 83

Rochester...Low 53...High 82

Marshall...Low...54...High 81

WEDNESDAY

Partly cloudy. High 75 Low 54 Winds: E 10-15 mph Prec. None

Today's sunrise: 5:29 am Today's sunset: 9:13 p.m.

Normal High: 77 Normal Low: 56

We should be between systems today before more rain chances return for Thursday and Friday.

OUTLOOK

•Thursday: Partly cloudy, chance of sct. showers and thunderstorms. High 82 Low 59 Winds: SE 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Friday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 78 Low 55 Winds: SW/NW 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Saturday: Partly cloudy, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 77 Low 55 Winds: N 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

•Sunday: Variable clouds, slight chance of showers. High 81 Low 59 Winds: NE 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10"

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